Outreach Worker | Saint John

Qualifications

  • Minimum college diploma in related field, or 2 years of university, or 4 years of experience.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in Canada
  • Experience with homeless/near homeless individuals
  • Flexibility, willingness to help in all aspects of the organizations
  • Devoted, determined, responsible, enthusiastic, creative and a sensitive team player

Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the delivery/work on the following program/projects:

  • Outreach services support youth up to age 24 years old in the community. The outreach worker spends time out in the community visiting the community kitchen, shelters, other youth services and walking around places known as “hang-outs” for youth who may be homeless or in need of support.
  • The outreach worker also follows up with youth who have moved out of Safe Harbour House to ensure they are able to stabilize in their new housing.
  • Support at Safe Harbour House as required.
  • Record and report keeping
  • Confidentiality
  • Risk management
  • Volunteer recruitment and training as required
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the ED and Manager of Safe Harbour.
  • Maintain certifications related to the position and the organization such as first aid, CPR, registered social worker, workplace health and safety issues and others related to the specific area of employment.

The core principles of a Housing First program are as follows:

  • Immediate access to permanent housing with no housing readiness requirements (in cases involving youth, transitional housing options are an acceptable housing option)
  • Consumer choice and self determination
  • Individualized recovery oriented and client driven supports
  • Harm reduction
  • Social and community integration

A key element of Housing First is ensuring clients have access to permanent, affordable and safe housing while providing or brokering the necessary supports to ensure they stay housed. The service provider will identify opportunities and barriers in the housing sector, while procuring permanent housing stock for the Housing First program and work with clients in the housing program to connect them with the necessary supports to ensure stability and success in tenancy.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Fiona Williams, Partners for Youth Executive Director: fwilliams@partnersforyouth.ca.

Information about Partners for Youth and our programs can be found at: www.partnersforyouth.ca

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